STL Vein & Cosmetics
Varicose Vein Specialist & Cosmetic & Laser Center located in South County & Creve Coeur, St. Louis, MO
Scars are part of your skin’s natural healing process. Unfortunately, they may affect the look of your skin and your appearance. At STL Vein & Cosmetics, with two offices in St. Louis, Missouri, the team perform scar removal with an advanced laser tool that minimizes its appearance. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Scar Removal Q&A
What are scars?
Scars are part of your body’s repair process. You may develop scars after an injury, from surgery, an infection, or a skin condition such as acne.
When you have an injury, your body wants to repair the damage as quickly as possible, so to close a wound, your body produces collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that’s thicker and less flexible than your skin, which is why your scar looks different than the surrounding skin.
Scars may look different depending on the amount of collagen produced to heal the wound and can be flat, raised, depressed, or vary in color. Some scars may also itch or cause pain.
What is scar removal?
Scar removal is one of the cosmetic services available at STL Vein & Cosmetics. They offer scar removal treatments to minimize the appearance of surgical scars, stretch marks, and trauma scars.
STL Vein & Cosmetics is a state-of-the-art practice. They use the most advanced tools available, so you get the best outcomes.
For scar removal, they use their Fotona laser system. STL Vein & Cosmetics is the only practice in St. Louis that has this aesthetic laser system.
What can I expect during scar removal treatments?
Scar removal at STL Vein & Cosmetics is an in-office treatment. Your provider develops a personalized scar removal treatment plan based on the location, size, and type of scar undergoing treatment.
While you relax in the exam chair, your provider cleanses your skin with an antiseptic cloth. Then, they use the laser hand tool to direct the laser energy at your scar tissue.
You may feel a warming sensation during your session. Most patients tolerate laser treatment for scar removal with little to no discomfort.
Scar removal at STL Vein & Cosmetics is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia or downtime.
How many scar removal treatments do I need?
The STL Vein & Cosmetics team recommends a series of scar removal laser treatments to get the best results.
Your provider at STL Vein & Cosmetics reviews the details of your scar removal treatment at your consultation, so you know how many treatments you need to get the best results.
The laser tool works by breaking up the scar tissue and stimulating the production of collagen. This allows your skin to remodel the tissue and minimize the appearance of your scar.
With advances in laser aesthetic tools, you can minimize the appearance of your visible scar without surgery or downtime. To schedule your scar removal consultation at STL Vein & Cosmetics, call the office or book an appointment online today.